Maggie Smith menaced Muggles and dominated Downtown, and then she found a new vehicle as Bennett Alan’s muse in the film called ‘The Lady in the Van.’ However, there is plenty of Maggie Smith’s work that is less known. Combining the fan power of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey together with the astonishing success experienced by the ‘Marigold Hotel Franchise,’ the visibility of Maggie Smith continues to increase with age. With two Oscar awards under her belt, Maggie Smith has shown the world that her star will only shine brighter.
List of Top Ten Movies by Maggie Smith of all time in 2017:
10. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The earlier works that Smith did on stage successfully earned her the first Oscar nomination in this 1965 movie version of ‘Othello.’ She replicated her performance at the theater. Around five years later she won her first award at the age of 35 years for a dominant lead role that she did in a different adaptation. Performing a passionate teacher, Maggie Smith knocked everyone out and got introduced to a broader audience.
9. California Suite
In an audience that included directors and writers from America, Smith made a television appearance on ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ as well as in ‘Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing,’ a movie by Alan J Pakula. After 1978, Smith goes back to the Oscars and picks the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award for a comedy scripted by Neil Simon. With a shot at an Oscar, she went ahead and played a British actor. The highlight of ‘California Suite’ is the onscreen chemistry between Smith and Michael Caine.
8. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
‘The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne’ is a unique underrated movie that sees her taking center stage. The character study is that of a vulnerable and lonely lady who suspects that she has found true love. In 1989, Maggie Smith won a ‘BAFRA’ for the role, going against the stereotype with realism and affection. Maggie Smith discredited her critics, as expected.
7. Sister Act
Many people viewed the 1992 ‘Fish out of Water’ comedy as a show of the undeniable comic talents by ‘frenetic Whoopi Goldberg. The role played by Smith as a disapproving and Reverend Mother is perfect. She managed to navigate through a tricky sitcom territory and at the same time avoid stereotypes, adding humanity to a very efficient performance.
6. Gosford Park
Smith would head back to the Oscars for her character in the period comedy of 2001. The role earned Maggie, a nomination for a ‘Best Supporting Actress.’ ‘Gosford Park’ acts as a precursor to a greater experience in ‘Downtown Abbey’ and allows her to express her prowess with Julian Fellowes’ sharp dialogue as she plays the role of a mean and compelling countess.
5. Travels with My Aunt
Henry Pulling is a stuffy bank accountant who meets Auntie Augusta during his mother’s funeral. The aunt is elderly and acentric with many shady dealings and pulls him along on an adventure. She tries to rescue an old lover in the process. George Cukor is the director of this movie that is written by Maggie Smith and Louis Gossett Jr. The actors include Louis Gossett, Maggie Smith, and Alec McCowen.
4. Capturing Mary
In ‘Capturing Mary,’ a man decides to usher an older lady into an exploration of her dark past. She recalls the time when she was a young woman and met an unknown guy who affects her life. Stephen Poliakoff directs the 105 minutes’ movie. The stars in the film are Ruth Wilson, Maggie Smith, Danny Lee Wynter and David Williams. The film is a sweet thriller.
3. My House in Umbria
An unlikely cluster of persons finds friendship and solace after suffering a common problem. A deadly attack by the terrorists puts them together as they attempt to seek joint solutions. Richard Loncraine directs the 103 minutes terrifying and thrilling movie.
2. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing
Walter Elbertson is an American in his late teens who feels lost within the family of overachievers. Lila Fisher is an over thirty years old lady from England who faces repression. The two meet during a holiday in Spain and Water makes an attempt at Lila. They fear each other initially, but they then get into a romantic relationship that does blossom. Ala Pakula is the movies’ director, and it goes for 110 minutes. The actors are Timothy Bottoms, Maggie Smith, Emiliano Redondo and Don Jaime de Mora y Aragon.
1. Talking Heads
Susan is an alcoholic and nervous lady who is also the vicar’s wife. She must travel to the Leeds to get to the off license because she has many debts with the local shopkeeper. The incredible movie has actors like Alan Bennett, Thora Hird, Stephen Cole, Patricia Routledge and Maggie Smith.
Maggie Smith’s Latest Movies
The Lady in the Van
In ‘The Lady in the Van,’ a man happens to create an unexpected connection with a transient lady living in a van that parks in the driveway. Nicholas Hytner is the director of the film that Alan Bennett writes. The stars on board are Alex Jennings, Maggie Smith, and Jim Broadbent.
Maggie Smith’s Most Entertaining Movie
The To Do List
Feeling pressured to be more sexually experienced before heading to college, Clark Brandy writes down all that she wishes to attain before going to college. Maggie Carey is the writer and director of the movie. The actors are Johnny Simmons, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader, and Maggie Smith.
Maggie Smith is naturally beautiful, a characteristic that perhaps makes her fit in many movies. The love that fans have for her in everlasting and unique. We love you Maggie Carrie, continue acting as well as you can.